Capitol Police Files

Theft, Sept. 29 — At 3:03 p.m. on this Saturday, a U.S. Capitol Police officer observed a person riding a bicycle eastbound on Congressional Drive SE. The person matched the description of a “Be on the lookout” advisory for a bicycle theft near the U.S. Botanic Garden. The officer conducted a stop, and a witness confirmed the suspect’s identity. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to headquarters for processing. A crime-scene search unit responded to process evidence and take photos.


Theft, Oct. 1 — At 9:17 p.m. on this Monday, a Capitol Police officer responded to 400 N. Capitol St. NW, an address that corresponds to Johnny’s Half Shell restaurant. The officer responded to a complaint of an unwanted guest. The complainant said the suspect ordered a meal and ate it. When presented with the bill, the suspect said he could not pay. He was then asked to leave the restaurant. While exiting he began to solicit patrons. He was escorted out of the dining area but continued to solicit patrons as they were leaving the restaurant. The officer stopped the man at 425 Second St. NW, arrested him and transported him to headquarters for processing.


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Carrying a pistol without a license, Oct. 2 — At 3:49 p.m. on this Tuesday, a Capitol Police officer observed a driver pass through a solid red light at Third Street and Madison Avenue NW. The officer initiated a traffic stop without incident in the 100 block of Third Street NW. While speaking to the driver, the police officer observed a knife with a large clip in the driver’s pocket and what looked like a nightstick resting against the car’s center console. The officer then requested permission to search the car, and the driver complied. The officer found a handgun in the suspect’s backpack, and a background check revealed that the permit was suspended. The suspect was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters for processing.


Simple assault, Oct. 4 — At 5:02 p.m. on this Thursday, a Capitol Police officer responded to 600 Maryland Ave. NE for a report of domestic-violence assault that occurred at an address near Fourth and C streets NE. A witness said the suspect grabbed the complainant’s shirt in a choking manner. A police officer observed injuries on the complainant’s neck that appeared consistent with the witness’s statements. The suspect was arrested and transported to headquarters for processing.


Taxi — unlicensed hack, Oct. 5 — At 11:27 a.m. on this Friday, a Capitol Police officer observed someone driving a van south on First Street SE with what looked like a woman sitting backward between the two front passenger seats. The officer conducted a traffic stop, confirming that a woman was sitting on a stool placed between the two front seats. The driver stated that he was transporting people for a fee, but he did not have the proper license. A representative from the District of Columbia Taxicab Commission responded and declared the driver out of service. He was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters for processing.


Carrying a dangerous weapon, Oct. 8 — At 7:01 a.m. on this Monday, a Capitol Police officer observed a truck stopping in the middle of the intersection of Third Street and Maryland Avenue SW during a red light. When the light turned green, the truck drove northbound and stopped again in the middle of the intersection at 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW during another red light. The officer conducted a traffic stop and observed several samurai-type swords in sheaths in plain view and in close proximity to the driver. The officer searched the truck, finding in total three samurai-type swords and three samurai-type daggers in the truck’s cab. A crime scene search unit recovered the weapons, and the driver was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters for processing.


Unlawful entry, Oct. 11 — At 11:58 a.m. on this Thursday, Capitol Police responded to a radio call for an unwanted guest in the Senate Dirksen Office Building’s ID office, room G-58. One officer found the suspect sitting in the office, reading a newspaper. The Senate ID office employees confirmed that the person was an unwanted guest, claiming to be a U.S. senator who wanted a replacement congressional ID. An additional officer arrived on the scene with a valid barring notice, which restricts an individual from being on a certain property. The person was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters for processing.


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